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Big Winds 30th Anniversary Party is July 3, Kite launch/land at Event Site ends for the season

Big Winds 30th Anniversary Party is July 3

Outdoor recreation company Big Winds is celebrating 30 years of business on July 3. In addition to merchandise, Big Winds will also be throwing a party at the downtown Hood River location with beer by Full Sail, free food by Lilo’s BBQ, free live music by The Noah Kadre Experience (reggae rock), and a free raffle that features a board giveaway and more. The event starts at 6 p.m.

Kite launch/land at Event Site ends for the season

Kite launching and landing at the Hood River Event Site has ended for the season, with launching and landing moved back onto the safety and space of the Hood River Sandbar. The Hood River Event Site is now a pump-and-dry only location. For more information on launching and landing etiquette at the Hood River Sandbar, go to and click on the Gorge/Portland/Oregon Coast discussion forum.

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